Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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Belinda Link granto Mary MacGowan IRENE Slate Creek Dulcimers Dan Charles Thomas Lisa Golladay Bob Reinsel Cynthia Wigington john lashley marg Christine Shoemaker Stewart McCormick Gail Webber Jan Potts Dusty Turtle Linda Jo brockinton Robin Clark Ken Hulme Robin Thompson Strumelia

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club. The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"We all hope you will learn to love the dulcimer and dig in to all this simple instrument is capable of accomplishing. Enjoy the journey."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Yes, I bought my 17 and 16 year old granddaughters a Joan Baez CD. They don’t have a CD player.  They stream their CW music."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Ken, glad all is better.  A bit of daily dulcimer is the best medicine."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"We were given a phone number to call. Answered at Cerner: took our shots the next day at Cerner Worldheadquarters. No side effects."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"In Toronto you jog every morning.  12 degrees tomorrow in KCMO.  No way....of course I stroll."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Strumelia; sadly had I been there your poor husband would have had to share all of his treats.  "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @tomchateau: DIY? building a dulcimer kits/plans
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DIY? building a dulcimer kits/plans":
"I have four Backyard Instruments. Three chromatic DAd tuned; one with regular strings; the other with nylon strings.  The third chromatic is tuned DAAA.The..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A most embarrassing question ":
"Ken Hulme may have analyzed it correctly. I could be approaching a meditative state."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A most embarrassing question ":
"What is interesting to some of your comments is that playing DAAA is my Zen dulcimer; relaxing and soothing. I don’t feel intense concentration; the..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "A most embarrassing question ":
"Specifically when I play my dulcimers tuned DAAA:  I will gather a bit of drool in the right side of my mouth. It’s the only time it happens. Is there a..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"It will have chromatic frets "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"Dusty,  I anticipate a period of muscle memory adjustment.  However I rarely play along with anyone; except a college friend who plays DAAA with NO 6.5..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"Probably for the same reason I play a chromatic harmonica. As I play the dulcimer I find myself bending strings to get the note I need.  Bending slows me..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!:
"Mine is in my lap almost all day.  I carry it everywhere.  It’s tuned GDg with 1.5,6.5,8.5 frets. The zither pins are finicky. Pete is building an Feather..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: All-walnut Thomas-style dulcimore
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I KNEW Ken’s meal would be spectacular"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"I have a fraternity brother who plays his piano every afternoon for Zen time. I think it connects him to his youth, grown children, and scattered brothers."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Great article......BUT......pull out your dulcimer and make a joyful noise! My son built a Folkcraft cardboard dulcimer for me last Christmas. On the side..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Pork loin, baked sweet potato and green beans. Ice cream on a brownie with chocolate sauce. Macys Parade; a bit of football, and then to the Hallmark..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"A thankful second for hosting this site. It can get lonely out here. But there’s always the warmth of our dulcimer friendships here. THANK YOU!"

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Don Grundy

Frets on noter/drone dulcimer


Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

Drone playing in DAD?


I read an article in Dulcimer Players Magazine and I’m not sure I...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

Additional frets playing traditionally?


Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Anyone else tune GDg?


I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

7+ Fret


I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores....
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

3 or 4 strings?


When you’re playing melody notes and chords. DAD tuning. Do you play...
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the harmonica...
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 17
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy 4 years ago - Comments: 29

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Strumelia
03/07/20 01:31:56PM @strumelia:

Thank you Don for your very thoughtful and generous site sponsorship.  worthy


Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.